POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — No place like home.
Both Point Pleasant track and field teams ran away with top honors at the 2017 All-Comers Meet held Monday at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Mason County.
The hosts won both the boys and girls competitions by at least 53 points apiece while also coming away with 20 of the 34 total championships up for grabs at the event.
The Lady Knights dominated the girls competition after winning 12 of 16 events en route to an impressive final tally of 225 points. Wahama won four events and finished second with 95 points, while Gallia Academy (40), Hannan ‘A’ (22) and Hannan ‘B’ (1) rounded out the top five team scoring.
The Lady Knights had four individuals win a pair of titles each, which included a new school record in the discus event as Aislyn Hayman broke her own mark with a throw of 148 feet, 8 inches. Hayman also came away with the shot put crown with a heave of 41-8.
Madison Hatfield won both the 200-meter (29.06) and 400m (1:03.56) dashes, while Morgan Miller won the 1600m run (6:33.04) and 3200m run (14:27.57).
Sami Saunders won both the high jump (5-0) and pole vault (8-1) events, while Allison Henderson took home first place in the 800m (2:42.78) run.
PPHS also won three of the four relays held, starting with the 4x800m event as Miller, Cierra Beatty, Lexi Watkins-Lovejoy and Ashley Flory posted a winning mark of 11:58.65.
Hatfield, Henderson, Miller and Sydnee Moore won the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:33.68. Hatfield, Henderson, Moore and Ashley Staats also won the 4x200m event with a mark of 1:57.73.
Wahama won the 4x100m relay event as Sarah Hoffman, Elizabeth Mullins, MacKenzie Barr and Camryn Tyree posted a time of 57.84 seconds.
Mullins won the 100m dash (13.59), Tyree won the 300m hurdles (1:07.22) and Kaleigh Stewart completed the Lady Falcons’ championship efforts in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet, 9.75 inches.
Gallia Academy — which consisted of a partial squad makeup — had its best efforts in the 4x100m (59.90) and 4x200m (2:11.21) with a pair of second place finishes. Katie Queen had the top individual effort after finishing third in the 400m dash (1:13.77).
Emily Deal was third in the 1600m run (7:19.10) for the top Hannan ‘A’ effort. Amber Lee was sixth in the shot put (26-3.5) as the finisher for the Hannan ‘B’ squad.
The Black Knights won eight of the 18 events held en route to a winning tally of 237 points in the boys competition, while the White Falcons came away with seven individual titles and placed second with 184 points. Hannan ‘A’ was third with 29 points, while Gallia Academy (18) and Hannan ‘B’ (12) rounded out the final two spots.
Luke Wilson was Point’s lone two-event champion after winning both the 800m (2:13.54) and 1600m (4:59.90) runs. Steven Trent won the pole vault (9-0), Cason Payne claimed the 400m dash (55.65) title and Eddie Mayes won the shot put with a heave of 43 feet, 11 inches.
PPHS also won three of the five relay competitions, including the 4x100m event as Payne, Trent, Keshawn Stover and Justin Staats posted a time of 47.12 seconds.
Payne, Trent, Stover and Jovonne Johnson won the 4x200m (1:38.18) relay, while Johnson, Trent, Jared Icenhower and Brady Adkins also captured first for Point in the 4x400m (4:06.49) event.
WHS had two athletes come away with a pair of individual crowns, with Brady Bumgarner leading the way with wins in the 100m (12.03) and 200m (25.04) dashes. Brodee Howard also won the 110m hurdles (17.76) and 300m hurdles (46.27) competitions.
Travis Kearns also won the long jump for WHS with a distance of 17 feet, 5.25 inches.
The quartet of Howard, Jacob Lloyd, Johnnie Board and Wyatt Edwards won the 4x110m shuttle hurdles relay with a time of 1:07.53. Lloyd, Mason Hildreth, Isaiah Pauley and James McCormick also claimed the 4x800m relay with a mark of 9:33.62.
Chandler Starkey won the final event for Hannan ‘B’ after posting a winning mark of 5-6 in the high jump.
Josh McCoy had a pair of third place efforts for Hannan ‘A’ in the 200m (26.10) and 400m (58.32) dashes.
The 4x800m relay team of Kobe Cochran, Nicholas Sheets, Grant Smith and Derek Henry had the best overall effort for Gallia Academy after placing third with a mark of 11:20.54.
Complete results of the 2017 All-Comers Meet at Point Pleasant High School are available on the web at runwv.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.